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Hobart, Australia
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 weeks at El Acuario. It's a lovely little hotel, a real haven. The pool area and coutyard (not to forget the tortugas) is a very pleasant place to while away many hours. We had a first floor room with a little balcony. The room was very comfortable, clean and the kitchenette very useful. The surounding streetscape is... More 

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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The hotel is located a few blocks away from the famous 5th Avenue of Playa del Carmen. The hotel is very clean and has a nice common area with pool and hammocks. Perfect for the price and really customer friendly.

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2 Thank CARMEN A
Bellingham, Washington
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

This lovely little hotel centrally located charmed us from the beginning. We were able to park our car and walk into an oasis of calm just inside the door. The courtyard with beautiful landscaping surrounding a cool, refreshing swimming pool had the kind of tranquility we needed after a long hot day. The rooms are simple and cheerful, great shower,... More 

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36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

The location really is perfect - a quiet little haven around the corner from where everything is happening. We stayed there for a few days on our honeymoon and the hotel room was very simple, but it had a fridge and a portable stove which was especially great given the big shopping centre was just down the road. The pool... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I liked the hotel because it was so small and quiet, with lots of little animals for my children to get entertained. The room is small but this did not bother us. They remodeled the rooms recently. Spotless clean rooms! The AC works great and we needed it! When we go to an all inclusive hotel, we just stay there... More 

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3 Thank Cristina L
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Loved everything about the hotel especially the people that run it ! They are still friendly like all the people in playa used to be!! We had a rough start with our neighbour in the hotel but lucky for us she left after a few days ! The rest was great each morning free coffee and if you need something... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Just back from my second visit to this lovely little hotel. Will be going back as soon as i can. Clean rooms and grounds, friendly and accomodating staff and great location. 5 minutes walk from the beautiful beach and lively 5th avenue but far enough to be away from the sounds of celebration. And the free coffee is excellent. Great... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 April 2016

My third time at this "very special" hotel. This year I travelled solo and knew that I would be well taken care of by Diane (the very competent and caring) hotel manager. The long stay guests (from Canada and USA) who return every year add to the warmth and welcoming atmosphere. The staff are all friendly and helpful and I... More 

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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

Wonderful little oasis! Accommodating, wonderful people!! ""Most important are the people who care!!"" Clean, close to everything. Courtyard, pool, fridge, hotplate, microwave, dishes. A hotel kitty and turtle pond. Everything one might need and then some!! We loved our stay! God bless!

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Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

Very nice and cozy hotel, quiet and very safe as the office is opened 24 hrs and you can expect and excellent service. It is a nice alternative from the all inclusive hotel it has a refrigerator and a small stove, coffee is available at the lobby 24hrs. It is located within walking distance from the beach, Quinta Avenue and... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
El Acuario Hotel is a charming Caribbean hotel with only 12 rooms and one Suite. Located downtown Playa del Carmen, just a few minutes walk from the beach and the pedestrian shopping avenue. Beautiful, calm, relaxing, we offer an ideal environment for your family vacation or business trip! All our rooms are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, cable TV, kitchenette (sink, fridge, electric grill, microwave oven, kitchenware and dishes), table and chairs, private bathroom with shower, and a spacious terrace with hammock and view to the tropical garden and swimming-pool. The Suite is available for mid- to long-term rentals (minimum one month), and has one bedroom, 1.5 Bathrooms, living room with sofa bed, dining room, fully equipped kitchen and large terrace with view to the pool. Common areas: large tropical garden, swimming-pool, barbecue and palapa area. Services: free coffee, wireless Internet, 24-hours front desk, laundry, concierge, massages, bicycle and car rentals. We look forward to receiving you!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Acuario Hotel

Address: Av. 25 Norte entre 2 y 4 Norte Col. Centro, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $50 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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El Acuario Hotel Playa Del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#52 Romantic Hotel in Playa del Carmen
#52 Family Hotel in Playa del Carmen
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“Get one on the first floor with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles 513KenH, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Less sun on the bottom floors”
 of 5 bubbles 169lyndalh, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed downstairs and it was quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles CristinaML2014, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Common, comfortable, Clean. Many accommodations close by. Very kind, caring and accommodating staff. We loved our stay!!”
 of 5 bubbles YucatanTravelor, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“if possible do not take the room on the corner on the street side as the buses go by all day until midnight,”
 of 5 bubbles LiseL321, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
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